Tobacco’s Grip on U.S. Veterans

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 40 percent of U.S. military veterans smoke or use some form of tobacco. Data from 2010-2015 revealed that 21.6 percent of veterans reported current use (within the past 30 days) of cigarettes, 6.2 percent used cigars, 5.2 percent used smokeless tobacco, 3 percent used roll-your-own tobacco, and…

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks. Williams tells the story of her medical ordeal in the latest issue of Vogue, published Wednesday. After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious…

Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tamper-resistant opioid pills — one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse — aren’t stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research shows. “This formulation was developed with the specific aim of reducing tampering, targeting behaviors such as injection or snorting,” said the study’s lead author, Briony…

Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The threat of deportation may take a toll on the hearts of California’s female farm workers, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated data from 2012 to 2014 on nearly 550 women in California’s Salinas Valley, an area with a large Hispanic immigrant community. Nearly half said they worried…